Are Brainteasers and Other Tests Helpful During the Interview Process?

By James Galvin, CEO and Founder of

The Flawed Interview Process

I still remember my first proper job interview. A starry-eyed computer science graduate, I donned my best Dunne’s Stores shirt and my trusty faux suede blazer and dragged myself away from Baldur’s Gate for the afternoon.

The HR Manager gave me two tests:

First: the programming test, almost entirely specific to ASP.NET, with which I had no experience. I handed in a blank booklet. No problem, I was told, because this was a graduate job opportunity which did not require prior experience. Invisible high five.

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How vsource Candidate Sourcing works

Candidate Sourcing is the ability to pro actively identify Active Candidates who, as the name suggests, are actively searching for job opportunities or those who are Passive Candidates not currently looking. Regardless of a Candidate's current position, the key elements of good Candidate selection come down to: 

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The Biggest Hiring Mistake


The candidate walks in with a bright smile. He has a very pleasant appearance. His shirt is pressed and his back straight. He reaches out first to greet you. You ask him to sit but he ensures you are seated first before he does. There is some conversation, basically ‘small talk’ of which he shows great courtesy throughout.

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